St Andrew’s High Tea for a Cause on Wednesday 20 October was a huge success raising in excess of $3600 for UnitingCare Glenelg community support programs.
The smiles and laughter of our happy guests filled the church hall as all observed the COVID-19 checking-in and sanitising routine cheerfully. And as they left, a great many of our guests offered their thanks and appreciation for the hard work and wonderful hospitality of the St Andrew’s volunteers. Also appreciated was the beautiful message from Minister of the Word Christine Gilbert. Christine spoke of St Andrew’s mission to welcome all into our community and shared heartwarming stories from our community.
Thanks are also due to Wild Truffle Catering for a special deal on food, The Ivy Room Glenelg for raffle prizes, artists Sharon Hill for the painting of flowers and Denise Warren for the elephant painting, Lyn Mitchell for leading the effort, and the many volunteers responsible for setting up, serving, washing, cleaning and packing up. Special thanks also to our sandwich-makers – Lyn, her husband, and Community Support Co-ordinator Avril Noy.
Avril laying the tables with hand sanitiser Flowers by Jennifer who shared the bounty from her garden All ready for our guests Volunteers plating sandwiches made by Lyn, her ‘conscripted’ husband & Avril Alex with sweets by Wild Truffle Catering Making everything pretty (L-R) Paintings donated by Sharon Hill and Denise Warren Organiser Lyn tallying the tickets sold Yelena & Lyn celebrating success
Thank you everyone!